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    Red face AP this question is beating my head off!

    Hope I am posting the question in a correct thread heading;
    well this is question of Arithmetic Progression.....I am stuck at this one and am not able to continue with rest....Plz help anyone.

    Given is: The Sum of p terms of an AP is q ; and sum q terms of the same AP is p. Prove that sum p+q terms of the AP is equal to -(p+q)
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    Hello,

    Are the terms consecutive ?
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    Not true even if they are consecutive...What if p=q?

    Consider -1,1,3,5,7,9,... and p=q=3...

    I guess we also need p not equal to q.
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